New centre at Mediclinic Hermanus offers hope to patients with chronic pain
Chronic pain management requires knowledge about the type of pain and its origin, and how each patient may respond to treatment. Orthopaedic surgeon and pain interventionist Dr Pierre de Villiers talks to us about diagnosing and managing chronic pain.
Mediclinic hosts renowned expert on anatomical enucleation of the prostate
On Monday 27 November 2017, urologists gathered at Mediclinic Durbanville for a workshop on using the latest laser surgical techniques for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Internationally renowned Prof Thomas Herrmann joined Dr Gawie Bruwer, a urologist practising at Mediclinic Durbanville and well recognised for his cutting-edge treatment approach, for a live demonstration on using the Revolix laser for anatomical enucleation of the prostate.
Building Baragwanath for the Children
In May 2015, the Infrastructure team from Mediclinic Southern Africa was approached by Professor Jerome Loveland, a Paediatric Surgeon working between Mediclinic Sandton and the Department of Paediatric Surgery at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand. His request was a simple one – could the team assist with the technical aspects of designing and building a new Paediatric Surgical Out-Patient clinic at Baragwanath Hospital.
Antibiotics: should patients always finish their course?
A recent article published in the British Medical Journal targets the ongoing debate on whether patients should stop taking antibiotics as soon as they feel better – rather than completing the course. The new research provides evidence that the duration of treatment can be safely reduced for specific infections.
World-leading craniofacial surgery at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt
Midface hypoplasia is a congenital facial anomaly in which the upper jaw, cheekbones, and eye sockets remain underdeveloped in newborn infants. The condition obstructs proper breathing and can lead to complications over time. Surgery has traditionally been reserved for older children before Prof Graewe at Mediclinic pioneered the development of a less invasive procedure in infants, called Midface Distraction without Osteotomies.